The average pay for an Entry-Level Director, Preschool is $36,811 per year.

$24,784 - $53,762
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,811
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$10.86 - $21.40
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,784 - $53,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,388 - $52,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.86 - $21.40  
   
Overtime
$23.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,388 - $52,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Director, Preschool in Circle Pines:
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Director, Preschool in Mesa:
"Be Prepared."
Be kind and thoughtful to employees, but don't be afraid to hold them accountable. Your first responsibility is to the children. Scheduling can be a nightmare, so when hiring, screen carefully. Set a budget and refer to it frequently to make sure you are on track. Set goals and make a master calendar. Become acquainted with other professionals in your community. Never stop learning.

Director, Preschool in Los Angeles:
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Director, Preschool in San Marcos:
"Amount Of Time, Amount Of Work For The Small Amount Of Pay."
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Skills That Affect Director, Preschool Salaries

Administration
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Childhood Education
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National Average
$36,000

Operations Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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